Portrait Concert HK Gruber
at the Frankfurt Opera
Ensemble Modern’s collaboration with the Austrian composer, vocalist and conductor HK Gruber goes back to the early 1980s. It has recorded numerous internationally acclaimed CDs with him. Their joint production of the ›Dreigroschenoper‹, which saw 110 sold-out performances at the Frankfurt Schauspielhaus, remains unforgotten. HK Gruber is the featured guest at the Happy New Ears Concert on June 13 (Frankfurt Opera, 8 pm): the vocalist and conductor presents his compositions ›3 Mob Pieces‹, ›Sechs Episoden‹ and his ›Frankenstein!!‹ with Ensemble Modern. This latter work is one of the most frequently performed contemporary music pieces in Europe, which is why Gruber has occasionally referred to his »Frankenstein travel agency«. The concert is moderated by Dietmar Wiesner.